The inscription on the reverse of the medallion reads:
TAKE, LORD, AND RECEIVE ALL MY
LIBERTY, MY MEMORY, MY
UNDERSTANDING AND MY ENTIRE
WILL. ALL THAT I HAVE AND POSSESS,
YOU HAVE GIVEN ME TO YOU, O LORD,
I RETURN IT. ALL IS YOURS, DISPOSE OF IT
WHOLLY ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL. GIVE ME
YOUR LOVE AND YOUR GRACE, FOR THIS IS
SUFFICIENT FOR ME.
The award was presented
at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on
September 14, 1994 in St. John's Church.
Department of Journalism
Ignatian Award Citation
We recognize today in Dr. David Haberman not only length of service in the Journalism department, but even more, the depth of commitment to God, church, family and students.
David Haberman's commitment goes beyond the walls of Creighton University and especially to service of those who need assistance the most, including his involvement with the elderly and those needing professional legal aid. We have witnessed and have been influenced by his humble, yet visible living out of his Christian values. Creighton is blessed by having persons like David Haberman laboring with and among us. He is convinced that love of God which does not issue in acts of justice for others is a farce. He will drop anything, go anywhere, and do whatever is necessary for anyone of an extensive network who is need of help. These acts of Christian love are woven into the fabric of David's everyday life. To his students he has been a strong challenge, to his friends a gentle comfort, to his colleagues a quiet reminder, and to Creighton University "one fine man".
David Haberman does all these things not to be seen by others. But, we have seen the spirit of St. Ignatius in him and through him and for him, this day, we give thanks to God.
Department of Admissions
Ignatian Award Citation
Rita Wall has been a woman on mission here at Creighton University for the past ten years. Her life has been a revelation of love and responsibility to family and friends long before that. She has been a loving wife to her husband and caring mother to her five daughters.
Her working in the Admissions Office with great care, her relating with co-workers is characterized by even greater sensitivity. Students find in her a motherly receptivity to their questions and problems with university life. Rita's deep faith frees her to have an optimism, often found only in the young. This faith in people and in God has given her the strength to cope with the adversities that have crossed her own life and the understanding to enjoy those blessings she has received. She has a commitment to her work that is a rare find in today's world. Each detail, each individual request, even the smallest of tasks, Rita will handle with special care, because for Rita Wall each request and each new application for admission to Creighton becomes an act of love, a means of living out her faith. This woman motivates by the gentleness of her example. The spirit with which Rita lives and works attracts students and fellow-staff members to her and beyond her to her God.
Rita Wall is not an employee, but a partner; not a colleague, but a friend; a woman who reveals the real meaning of Faith, Hope and Love. It is her faith and the example she sets for all of us here at Creighton that honor and embody the spirit of St. Ignatius.